• Ass-es, every where.

    Last week when I was driving around for the errands in Puchong, I encountered at least twice in a day with some mad drivers on the road.  Many of them unable to keep to their respective lane while driving, and do you know why? I think if the drivers were sleepy, it is understood, as the life is hard.  So you may get tired. Well, the drivers were on the phone, either talking without the handsfree, or simply manoeuvre the online maps for direction, or worst of all, replying text messages. So an auntie driver let her car came close, really close to our DS5, and almost hit the car,…

  • It’s good to be still alive

    Last Friday, I accidentally dropped a metal furniture on my right toe. The pain was severe, I sought medical help, treated with some pain killer.  I went home and then to work without able to control the pain, was really bad. Fast forward to 6 days later, I could feel slight pain, but I think the toe is slowly recovering.  I missed my routine exercise, but what the heck, I could still do exercise that does not require my toe to be involved. On the toe accident, I just want to reflect a moment in my life how I could possibly loose my life, just like how a metal furniture…

  • Weekend, Water

    So last weekend, 500,000 household and commercial units experienced long water disruption, from March 6 to March 11, and some until today, still no water. Instead of thinking about water disruption, we have gone to learn some free hand sketch at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a workshop organised by the museum.  Then, since we could not cook at home, we had lunch at the restaurant, which to be honest, while the service sucks, the food is great. We visited the curated exhibition on “Syria, Yemen, Iraq: The Risk of Forever Being Lost”.  A great idea which the museum collaborated with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  Just few things which…

  • Someone could be watching your child

    Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in popular smart cameras that are frequently used as baby monitors, or for internal home and office security surveillance. According to the research, the uncovered flaws could allow attackers to obtain remote access to video and audio feeds from the cameras, remotely disable these devices, execute arbitrary malicious code on them and do many other things. Modern smart cameras contain an advanced number of functions, providing users with various opportunities: people can use them as advanced baby monitors or for surveillance systems which spot intruders while no one is home or in the office. But, are these cameras secure enough by design…

  • iPad Pro Screen Shuttered, What You Should Know, If You Have One

    Being a really nice father, I passed my iPad Pro (10.5) to our daughter on Sunday evening, while I was doing the house chores.  She will use it to watch kids program on Netflix, which we have setup an account for her. So, she watched something, so excited, dropped it, and the screen shuttered, even I had a glass protector on. Well, as you can see from the picture, it is pretty bad. I contacted Apple Care, was told it is not covered under the warranty.  So was quoted RM2,600 for the replacement.  Being a China man, I opted to search around where I could have the screen changed.  Got…

  • What we do when we are having meals with kids

    Recently I observed (not that I did not in the past), often when family is having a meal together, no one is on the table with each other, but on the phones, without someone, something else. Few months back we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner, the place was fully booked.  So can expect over capacity.  When we were there, I noticed most families and couples were not talking to each other, but spending time on the phones.  I could spy, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp etc. Since that time, our twins did not have a phone (yes, we recently added the phones into their lives), so they were busy talking…

  • Pray for Prey

    Coming from a parent. I love our kids, although some time I am tempted to put them up for adoption. I seldom allow our kids to go to the public toilet alone.  Even for our twins sons.  I don’t. I noticed elderly love to touch our twins, I especially pay attention when it is the male elderly.  They love to touch them and groped their bodies.  I generally will stop the elderly from going on politely, by pulling our twins back.  Later we will talk to the twins about possible sexual harassment which they may had encountered. As parents, we need to be honest and transparent about everything, including the…

  • 🖕🏻Spotify

    🖕🏻@Spotify @SpotifyCares #spotifypremium #spotifyfamilypremium — Samuel Tan 陳思量 (@hisamueltan) February 9, 2018 Got annoying emails from Spotify to my dear wife as well as the twins, asking them to rectify their addresses. I mean, for such suspicious email, you think anyone going to click it? So upon discussion, we decided not to reply to such email, neither we are going to click it. Guess what, Spotify removed the twins and my dear wife from the Spotify Premium for Family, because they did not response. I mean WTF Spotify. Spotify was (notice ‘was’ here) collecting money from me every month, without fail (auto debit), and instead of asking me (which I…